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Blake Bortles
QB #5
Central Florida
Oviedo, Fla.

Quick Stats (2016):

Career Stats
TOTAL 1,003 1,706 11,241 6.6 69 51 140 862 79.6 166 1,088 6.6 5 29 12
2016 JAX 16 16 368 625 3,905 6.2 23 16 34 197 78.8 58 359 6.2 3 8 6
2015 JAC 16 16 355 606 4,428 7.3 35 18 51 320 88.2 52 310 6 2 14 5
2014 JAC 14 13 280 475 2,908 6.1 11 17 55 345 69.5 56 419 7.5 0 7 1

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Originally drafted by Jacksonville in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2014 draft

PRO (Games played/started - 46/45)

• Ranks third in career passing yards (11,241), pass attempts (1,706), pass completions (1,003), passing touchdowns (69) and third in completion percentage (58.7) in franchise history

• The first player in franchise history to have multiple games with four-plus passing TDs (three games)

2016 (w/ JAX - 16/16)

• 9/11 vs. G.B.: Completed 24-of-39 passes (61.5 comp. pct.) for 320 yards, one TD and one INT for an 85.4 passer rating ... His 187 first-half passing yards were most for his career ... His 320 yards are the most by a Jaguars QB on kickoff weekend in franchise history
• 9/18 at S.D.: Completed 31-of-50 passes (62.0 comp. pct.) for 329 yards, two TDs and two INTs for a 77.8 passer rating
• 9/25 vs. BAL: Completed 24-of-38 passes (63.2 comp. pct.) for 194 yards, two TDs and three INTs for a 60.6 passer rating ... Eclipsed 50 career passing TDs in his 33rd career game, becoming the fastest Jaguars QB to 50 career passing TDs, surpassing the previous mark set by Mark Brunell (41 games)
• 10/2 vs. IND: Completed 19-of-33 passes (57.6 comp. pct.) for 207 yards and two TDs ... Posted a season-best 96.4 passer rating ... Rushed seven times for 36 yards and his third career rushing TD
• 10/16 at CHI: Completed 20 of 33 passes (60.6 comp. pct.) for 271 yards, one TD and one INT for an 84.3 passer rating ... Trailing 16-10 with 3:18 remaining in the fourth quarter, Bortles engineered a four-play, 78-yard drive that culminated in a 51-yard TD pass to WR Arrelious Benn with 2:58 remaining ... The victory marked Bortles’  fifth come-from-behind fourth-quarter victory
• 10/23 vs. OAK: Accounted for 279 yards of offense, completing 23 of 42 passes (53.5 comp. pct.) for 246 yards, one TD and two INTs for a 58.9 passer rating, as well as rushing for 33 yards on  ve carries
• 10/27 at TEN: Completed 33-for-54 passes (61.1 comp. pct.) for 337 yards and three TDs for a 97.5 passer rating
• 11/6 at K.C.: Completed 22-for-41 passes (53.7 comp. pct.) for 252 yards, two TDs and one INT
• 11/13 vs. HOU: Completed 32-of-49 passes (65.3 comp. pct.) for 265 yards, two TDs and one INT for an 84.1 passer rating
• 11/20 at DET: Completed 22-of-35 passes (62.9 comp. pct.) for 202 yards, two TDs and two INTs
• 11/27 at BUF: Completed 13-of-26 passes (50.0 comp. pct.) for 126 yards and two TDs ... Ran for a career-high, team-high 81 yards
• 12/4 vs. DEN: Completed 19-of-42 passes (45.2 comp. pct.) for 181 yards and two INTs ... Rushed two times for 29 yards, including a 22-yard TD run
• 12/11 vs. MIN: Completed 23-of-37 passes (62.2 comp. pct.) for 257 yards and one TD for a 91.8 passer rating ... Rushed three times for 13 yards
• 12/18 at HOU: Completed 12-of-28 passes for 92 yards and one INT ... Rushed two times for one TD
• 12/24 vs. TEN: Completed 26-of-38 passes for 325 yards and one TD ... His 103.5 passer rating was a season-high and his best mark since he posted a 124.5 passer rating at New Orleans on Dec. 27, 2015 ... Also had a receiving TD on a throw-back pass from WR Marqise Lee, becoming the first player in NFL history to record 300-plus passing yards and at least one receiving TD
• 1/1 at IND: Completed 25-of-39 passes for 301 yards, one touchdown and posted a 96.2 passer rating ... Threw for 300+ yards in back-to-back games for the second time this season and for the fourth time in his career

2015 (w/ JAX - 16/16)

Completed 355 of 606 passes (58.6 comp. pct.) for 4,428, 35 TDs and 18 INTs for an 88.2 passer rating ... Set single-season franchise records for yards, completions, attempts and touchdowns ... Threw a TD in 15 straight games from 9/13/15 to 12/27/15, the longest streak in franchise history ... Threw for the NFL’s second-most passing TDs (35) in 2015, behind only New England’s Tom Brady ... Joins Dan Marino (1984) as the only first- or second-year QBs in NFL history to throw for 4,400-plus yards and 35-plus TDs in a single season ... Became the youngest QB in NFL history to throw for 4,000-plus yards and 35-plus TDs and rush for 300-plus yards in a season. ... The only other players in NFL history to achieve the feat are Daunte Culpepper (2004) and Steve Young (1998) ... Finished the season with 72 completions of 20-plus yards, the most in the NFL and the most in a season in Jaguars history (the previous record for completions of 20-plus yards by a Jaguars QB was 44, set by Mark Brunell in 1997 and 2001 and David Garrard in 2004) ... Threw for 300-plus yards on six occasions in 2015, tied for the most 300-yard passing games by a Jaguars QB in a single season ... Youngest QB in NFL history to throw for at least 25 TDs and rush for at least one TD in a single season

• 9/13 vs. CAR: Became the second QB in franchise history to start on opening day before turning 24 years old ... Completed 22-of-40 for 183 yards and 1 TD, while also rushing four times for 26 yards (6.5 rush avg.) ... Surpassed 3,000 passing yards on a 6-yard TD completion to Rashad Greene in the second quarter ... His 22 completions are tied for the seventh-most in a season opener in franchise history
• 9/20 vs. MIA: Completed 18-of-33 for 273 yards and two TDs ... Captained
his second career fourth-quarter game-winning drive, marching the Jaguars 66 yards on nine plays to set up K Jason Myers’ game-winning 28-yard FG with :40 left
• 10/4 at IND: Completed 28-of-50 passes (56.0 comp. pct.) for 298 yards and one TD for an 80.2 passer rating ... The 50 pass attempts by Bortles were the most of his career and the fifth-most in franchise history ... Joins Byron Leftwich (54), Mark Brunell (52, 50) and Chad Henne (51, 51) as the only players in Jaguars history to register 50-plus pass attempts in a single game
• 10/11 at T.B.: Completed 23-of-33 passes (69.7 comp. pct.) for 303 yards,
four TDs and one INT ... First time in Bortles’ 19-game career that he threw
three or more touchdowns ... Bortles joins Mark Brunell (11/29/98), David Garrard (10/31/10), Quinn Gray (12/30/07) and Chad Henne (11/18/12) as the only Jaguars quarterbacks to throw for four touchdowns in a single game
• 10/18 vs. HOU: Completed 30-of-53 passes for 331 yards, three TDs and
three INTs ... His 53 pass attempts were the second-most in franchise
history and most since Byron Leftwich recorded 54 on 10/10/04 at San Diego
... Has thrown for 300+ yards in back-to-back games for the first time in his career • 10/25 vs. BUF: Completed 13-of-29 passes for 182 yards, 2 TDs and one INT
... Threw a 31-yard game-winning touchdown pass to WR Allen Hurns with 2:25 remaining in the fourth quarter
• 11/8 at NYJ: Completed 24 of 40 passes for a career-high 381 yards, two TDs and two INTs ... 381 passing yards were fourth-most in franchise history ... Joins Mark Brunell as the only QBs in franchise history to throw for 375-plus yards in a single game ... Has thrown for two-plus touchdowns in four consecutive games, tying the franchise record for most consecutive games with two-plus passing TDs (Chad Henne in 2013 and David Garrard in 2007)
• 11/19 vs. TEN: Completed 21 of 30 passes for 242 yards, one TD and one INT for a 91.2 passer rating ... His fourth-quarter TD pass to Julius Thomas was his 20th of the season, placing him with David Garrard (23 in 2010) and Mark Bruenll (20 in 1998 and 2000) as the only QBs in Jaguars history to throw for 20-plus TD passes in a season
• 11/29 vs. S.D.: Completed 30-of-49 passes for 329 yards, two TDs and one
INT ... The fourth game with at least 300 passing yards and two passing TDs
in 2015, the most such games ever in Jaguars single-season history
• 12/6 at TEN: Completed 24-of-36 passes for 322 yards and a career-high five TDs ... Became the youngest player in NFL history to throw for 320-plus yards, five-plus TDs and zero INTs in a single game ... His five TDs is the most by a Jaguars QB in a single game ... Joins Dan Marino (22, 1984) and Matthew Stafford (23, 2011) as the only QBs age 23-or-younger in NFL history to throw for 27 or more TDs through the first 12 games of the season ... Tallied a career-high 134.5 passer rating
• 12/13 vs. IND: Completed 16 of 30 passes (58.3 completion pct.) for 250 yards and three TDs for a 114.6 passer rating ... Joins Dan Marino (36, 1984) and Kurt Warner (34, 1999) as the only first- or second-year QBs to throw for 30-plus passing TDs through 13 games in a season ... Bortles (23) and Marino (22) are the only players age 23-or-younger to throw for 30-plus TDs through 13 games in a season ... Bortles’ fourth career game with a passer rating of 100-plus and his fourth career game with three-plus passing TDs ... Has become the first player in Jaguars history to throw for three-plus TDs and zero INTs in back-to-back games
• 12/27 at N.O.: Completed 27-of-35 passes (77.1 comp. percentage) for 368 yards, four TDs and two INTs for a passer rating of 124.5, his third highest of the season ... Bortles’ 77.1 comp. percentage was the second-highest in his NFL career ... In the second half, completed 18-of-21 passes (85.7 comp. percentage) for 288 yards, three TDs and zero INTs for a perfect 158.3 passer rating

2014 (w/ JAX - 14/13)

Set franchise single-season records for a rookie with 2,908 passing yards and 280 completions while throwing for 11 TDs ... Led all NFL QBs with a 7.48 average per rush, rushing 56 times for 419 yards ... Marked the highest single-season rushing average by a QB in team history and his 419 rushing yards were second-most in team history (480, Mark Brunell, 1995) ... Finished with 37 completions of 20-plus yards ... Became 16th QB in Jaguars history to start a game and was one of seven rookie QBs to make their NFL debut in 2014 ... Two-year starter at Central Florida, compiling a 22-5 record ... Third QB selected by the Jaguars in the first round, sixth overall, and highest drafted in franchise history ... Highest drafted player in Central Florida history and only second QB to be drafted in school history (Daunte Culpepper, 2002) ... Second player drafted by the Jaguars from Central Florida in team history (Mike Sims-Walker, 2007) ... Took over as the team’s starting QB in Week 4 and started the final 13 games ... Was 280 of 475 passing for 2,908 yards with 11 TDs/17 INTs and 69.5 rating ... Had 21 completions of 25-plus yards ... Rushed for 419 yards on 56 carries (7.48 avg.), the highest average by a NFL QB and second-most rushing yards by a Jaguars QB in a season

• 9/7 at PHI: Dressed but did not play in season-opener
• 9/14 at WAS: Dressed but did not play
• 9/21 vs. IND: Made his NFL debut after he was inserted into the lineup
to start the second half and finished 14 of 24 passing for 223 yards with two TDs/two INTs for an 82.5 passer rating. Had four completions of 20-plus
yards including a 63-yard TD pass to Allen Hurns. Also had 30 rushing yards including 20-yard rush. Engineered the offense to 289 yards in the second half after the club managed only 55 yards in the first half
• 9/28 at SD: Made first career start and totaled 29 of 37 passing for 254 yards with one TD and two INTs for an 81.7 passer rating ... Completed 78.4 percent of his passes, the highest in NFL history for a rookie quarterback in his first career start with a minimum 30 attempts. Hooked up with TE Nic Jacobs for a two-yard score in the second quarter ... Had five carries for 24 yards ... His 29 completions set single-game franchise record by a rookie and his completions, attempts
and yards were most by a Jaguars rookie QB in first career start
• 10/5 vs. PIT: Started at QB for first time at home and was 22 of 36 passing for 191 yards with two INTs for a 52.0 rating
• 10/12 at TEN: Threw for a career-high 336 yards and one TD on 32 of 46 passing (69.6 pct.), tying Byron Leftwich (10/5/03 vs. San Diego) for most passing yards by a rookie in team history ... His 46 attempts and 32 completions were the most in franchise history by a rookie ... Had a 59-yard completion to Clay Harbor and hooked up with Harbor for a 20-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter ... Marked first AFC South start ... Led team in rushing with five carries for 38 yards
• 10/19 vs. CLE: Was 17 of 31 passing for 159 yards with one TD and 3 INTs ... Had 31-yard TD pass to Allen Robinson in the second quarter ... Added five carries for 37 yards with a long of 18 yards. Had four completions of 20-plus yards • 10/26 vs. MIA: Threw for 221 yards and one TD on 18 of 34 passing ... Had two INTs, both returned for scores ... Hooked up with Allen Robinson for a 48-yard TD in the fourth quarter
• 11/2 at CIN: Posted a career-best 96.4 rating on 22 of 33 passing (66.7 pct.) with two TDs and one INT ... Had TD passes to Allen Hurns of 40 and 18 yards ... Matched his career-high with two TD passes
• 11/9 vs. DAL: Completed 22 of 37 passes for 290 yards with one INT for a 73.0 rating ... Had four completions of 20-plus yards including a 53-yard pass to WR Cecil Shorts
• 11/23 at IND: Threw for 146 yards on 15 of 27 passing
• 11/30 vs. NYG: Completed 21 of 35 passes for 194 yards with one TD for an 84.7 rating ... Had first career fourth-quarter comeback win, leading team on a 11-play, 70-yard drive that culminated with a Josh Scobee FG ... Had a 30-yard TD pass to Marqise Lee in the third quarter and finished with four completions
of 20-plus yards ... Added a career-high 68 yards on five carries including a 29-yard rush ... Became only the third starting rookie quarterback to lead his team to a comeback win of 21 or more points since at least 1970
• 12/7 vs. HOU: Was 20 of 39 passing for 205 yards with one TD for a 64.6 rating ... Had a four-yard TD pass to Allen Hurns in the first quarter, his first career TD pass in the first quarter ... Had three completions of 20-plus yards
• 12/14 at BAL: Had three completions of 20-plus yards and finished 21 of 37 passing for 210 yards with one INT for a 61.8 rating ... Had three completions of 20-plus yards
• 12/18 vs. TEN: Earned first career division win, throwing for 115 yards and one TD ... Had a 34-yard completion to Marqise Lee in the third quarter ... Had five carries for 50 yards with runs of 19, 15 and 13 yards
• 12/28 at HOU: Threw for 117 yards in season-finale on 14 of 33 passing and led team with 61 yards on three carries (20.3 avg.) ... Had a 34-yard rush in the fourth quarter, his longest rush of his career ... Set single-season franchise-record for passing yards by a rookie with 2,908

COLLEGE (at Central Florida, 2011-13)

• Played in 37 games with 30 starts
• Declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season
• Compiled a 22-5 record as a starter
• Career totals included 585 of 891 passing for 7,598 yards with 56 TDs/19 INT • Ranked fourth in school history for passing yards and TDs
• As a junior, finished 259 of 382 passing (67.8 pct.) for 3,581 yards with 25 TDs/9 INTs and led team to a 12-1 mark and a Fiesta Bowl win
• Named MVP of the Fiesta Bowl with a win over Baylor, throwing for 301 yards and three TDs
• Majored in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication and minored in Sports and Fitness


• Attended Oviedo High School where he finished his career by setting Seminole County records with 5,576 yards and 53 TDs
• Captured MVP award at the Central Florida All-Star game following senior year
• Also lettered in baseball
• His brother, Colby, plays baseball at Mississippi • Son of Suzy and Rob Bortles
• Twitter handle is @BBortles5.

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